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Bingo

Garden Jewish Center of Flushing, 24-40 Parsons Blvd. Mondays, 7:15 p.m. 445-1317.

Triple Bingo. Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Turnpike.

Bridge

Duplicate bridge. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Pride of Judea Mental Health Center, 243-02 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. 423-6200.

Children's Activities

Painting and clay workshops for those 5 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

After-School Program offers homework/tutor assistance, sports, workshops, service learning-community outreach projects. Weekdays, 3-6 p.m. FEGS Beacon 231, 145-00 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens. 528-1743.

Early Childhood programs offered at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. 479-0505.

Water Bear Hunt. Join members of New York Microscopical Society to find eight-legged water bears. Monday, 11a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-4 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005.

“Prehistorock” live theater show. Part of Dinosaur Days activities. Monday-Feb. 24, 1:30, 3:30 p.m. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005.

Puppet show. “Burt the Racoon” teaches about life in the forest. Tuesday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. 226-4000.

Science Playground open for kids 6+ with adult supervision. The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005.

Karate program. Mondays, 4-5 p.m. for kids 8-11; Fridays, 7-8 p.m. for kids 12-16. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Recreational swimming, game time, computer classes for kids 8-18. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd. 961-6880.

Classes

Design 101 – A Basic Sewing Experience. Mondays, 7 p.m. Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 793-0672.

Citizenship preparation. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Korean Immigrant Services, 136-65 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. 359-5400.

Conversational English. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 793-0672.

Basic computer skills for beginners. Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 793-0672.

Defensive driving course. Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Northern Training Company, 131-09 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park. Reservations required. 224-2222.

Karate classes for men, women, children. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Clinics/Screenings

Financial help. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Legal clinic features small groups with skilled instructor. Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 793-0672.

Prostate cancer screenings. New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, 56-45 Main St., Flushing. Registration required. 670-1900.

Medical and pediatric clinics. Weekdays to 9 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ambulatory Care Department, Flushing Hospital Medical Center. 670-5486.

Glaucoma screenings. Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Flushing Hospital Medical Center lobby. 670-5719.

Clubs

Job Club helps women with resumes, interview skills and job search techniques. Alternate Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Multicultural Conversation Club organized by Humanist Center of Cultures of Jackson Heights. Sundays, 3-5 p.m. Queens Borough Public Library, 35-51 81st St. 937-8185.

Photography Group meets at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program, JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St., Forest Hills. 268-5960.

Discussion Groups

Community Education Resource Center. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

Why Weight? Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 281-0646.

Events

NYHQ and Your Heart. Luncheon with Kyrenia Cardiovascular Center doctors features cholesterol, blood pressure screenings, cardiovascular information, door prizes. Thursday, noon-1:30 p.m. Lang Auditorium, 56-45 Main St., Flushing. Rervations required. 670-2784.

“The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion,” a dramatic presentation of the Stations of the Cross. Feb. 24, 2 p.m. All Saints Church, 214-35 40th Ave., Bayside. 229-5631.

Evening of Bowling for young professionals, 25-45. Sponsored by Affiliation Through Learning and Spirituality (ATLAS). Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Herril Lanes, 465 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park. 4-BELIEF.

“The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion,” a dramatic presentation of the Stations of the Cross. Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. St. Kevin's Church, 45-21 194th St., Flushing. 357-8888.

Heritage Sunday with guest speaker Dr. Leonard Jeffries. Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

158th anniversary of Dominican Republic independence celebration. Feb. 22, 7-9:30 p.m. Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona. 261-7664.

Book reading, signing. Scott Stein, Marni Schwartz, Jared Boshnack, Alex Joseph, Jeffrey Scheuer, Amy Boshnack, Jason Stein sign copies of “When Falls the Coliseum.” Feb. 23, 3 p.m. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 70-00 Austin St., Forest Hills. 793-1395.

Exercise

Yoga with instructor Mary Lou Illuzzi. Fridays through March 15, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Queens Borough Public Library Broad Channel Branch, 16-26 Cross Bay Blvd. Space limited; preregistration required. 318-4943.

Prenatal exercise class. Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd. 961-6880.

Shape-up exercise class led by Sylvia Doner. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:45 a.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

Yoga with Barbara. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St., Flushing. 767-1481.

Yoga. Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. Beacon Program, Ryan JHS 216. 445-6983.

Instructional and Recreational Swimming for Adults with Disabilities features exercise and swimming skills individualized for personal needs. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. 516-354-0098.

Stay-Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.

Kick boxing, tai chi, self-defense for adults and teens. Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. 479-0505.

Fund-raisers

Annual Valentine's Day Fund-raising Party for FIERI Queens, a young Italian-American organization. Saturday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Charisma, 71-46 Main St., Flushing. 212-656-1507 or e-mail fieriqueens@yahoo.com.

Meetings

AARP Bayside Chapter 2014 seeks new members. Second, fourth Thursday of month, 1-3 p.m. St. Josaphat's Church auditorium, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside. 229-2737.

Astroclub members explore space with telescopes, binoculars, other equipment. All ages welcome. First, third Thursday of month, 6-8 p.m. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005, Ext. 323 or www.astroclub.org.

Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. Third Tuesday of month, 8 p.m. The Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 423-3676.

Couple's Club. Thursdays at Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

Flushing Camera Club. First, third Wednesday of month. Flushing Hospital Administration Building, 45th Avenue and Burling St. 441-6210.

Flushing Rotary Club meets Thursdays, 12:15 p.m. Friends and Co., 154-17 Roosevelt Ave. 353-1220.

Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4787. Fourth Monday of month, 8 p.m. 19-12 149th St., Whitestone. 746-0540.

Queensboro Hill VFW Post 3427. First, third Wednesday of month, 7:30 p.m. New members encouraged. 136-06 Horace Harding Expressway. 359-1987.

Queens Borough Public Library Board of Trustees. Feb. 21, 5:45 p.m. Public invited. Central Library, Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. 990-0705.

Queens County Conservative Party. Feb. 21, 8 p.m. Public invited. American Legion Continental Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 474-3826.

Whitestone VFW Post 4787. Second, fourth Monday of month, 8 p.m. 19-12 149th St. 746-0540.

Women at the Chapel Hall. Second Monday of month, 7:30 p.m. All community women invited to join these Christian women for fun and spiritual experience. The Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. 229-2534.

AARP Richmond Hill Chapter 1762. Second Thursday of month, 1 p.m. Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens. New members welcome. 969-8813.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United Inc. holds monthly meetings at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights. 205-6605.

Programs

After-school program for adolescents with learning and/or developmental disabilities. Weekdays, 3-5 p.m. Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children, Inc., 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside. Free transportation home. 423-9550.

Crime Victim Assistance Unit. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc., 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Women create journal of life experiences and personal “herstory.” Mondays, 7 p.m. Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 793-0672.

Medicare 101. Trained volunteer answers questions about Medicare eligibility criteria, benefits, filing procedures. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Flushing Hospital Medical Center. 670-4546.

Housing needs addressed for individuals, families, building management companies. Pomonok Neighborhood Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. 591-6060.

Quit Smart stop smoking program includes four sessions with licensed therapist, guidebook, hypnosis tape, cigarette substitute. Flushing Hospital. 670-5476.

Athletic activities for teens include swimming, racquetball, strength training, basketball. Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. 479-0505.

Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., offers diversified programs. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 269-0285.

Housing work group helps those with disabilities apply for New York City Housing Authority. First Wednesday of month, 11 a.m. Queens Independent Living Center, 140-40 Queens Blvd. Jamaica. 658-2524.

Scouts

Troop 1 meets Fridays, 7:45-10 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bell Boulevard and 36th Avenue.

Troop 138 meets Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m. 64th Circle, Fresh Meadows. 454-2391.

Boy Scout Troop 158 of Queens Village meets weekly through mid-June. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 92nd Avenue and 217th Street. Boys in sixth grade through age 18 welcome.

Venture Crew 158 of Queens Village meets first and third Fridays of month, 9-10:30 p.m.

Seminars

Sensible financial advice from trained financial planner. Appointment required. Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Seniors

Short story discussion group with Debbie. Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside. 961-4550.

Computer classes. Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 479-6071.

Tai chi classes. Thursdays, 11 a.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 479-6071.

Exercise, art and more. Weekdays. Kew Gardens Community Center. 268-5960.

Computer class by a professional teacher. Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center, 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 429-3636.

French conversation with Marguerita Ohrenstein. Fridays, 1-2:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.

Friendship Club meets first, third Monday of month, 7 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. 268-5011.

Intermediate Spanish with Tony Oliviero. Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.

Support Groups

Association for Children Enforcement of Support. First Tuesday of month, 6-8 p.m. Fresh Meadows Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway. 800-738-ACES.

Bereavement group for seniors. Thursdays, 2 p.m. Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside. 224-7888.

Bereavement group helps those who recently lost a loved one. Flushing Hospital. 670-3160.

Bereavement Support Group. Tuesdays, 3-4:15 p.m. Hillside Hospital. 470-8087.

Breast cancer survivors. Second, fourth Thursday of month, 7-8:30 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 670-5714.

Breathing Easy. Second Thursday of month (except July and August,) 3 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 670-5640.

Caregivers support group meets Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. for six weeks beginning Feb. 14. Flushing Jewish Community Council, 41-0 Kissena Blvd. 463-0434.

Compassionate Friends of Flushing, a bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child. Third Friday of month, 7:30 p.m. The Church on the Hill, Flushing. 746-5010.

Diabetes Support Group. Third Wednesday of month (except July and August), 7 p.m. Flushing Hospital auditorium. 670-5640.

Domestic violence support/partner abuse group. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Samuel Fields/Bay Terrace YM/YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. 225-6750.

Domestic Violence group. Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Pomonok Neighborhood Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Moms with Young Children. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 353-7225.

Mothers of Twins Club of Queens welcomes all mothers of multiples. Fourth Wednesday of month, 8 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 464-3162.

National Stuttering Association, Queens chapter. First, third Wednesday of month, 8:15 p.m. 464-4085.

Non-Anon for families and friends of drug and alcohol abusers meets Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 19-12 149th St., Whitestone.

Northeast Widow/Widowers Society. Third Tuesday of month, 7:30 p.m. Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. 464-4085.

Ostomy Club. First Friday of month (except July and August), 1 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 670-5640.

Overeaters Anonymous welcomes those who want to stop eating compulsively. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Church on the Hill, 167-05 35th Ave., Flushing. 516-794-1333.

Parents of Murdered Children. Third Wednesday of month, 7:30 p.m. Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 740-1061.

Recently Retired group. Fridays, 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

Women's group. Mondays, 9:30-10 a.m. Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 793-0672.

Young Moms Support Group. First, third Friday of month, 9:30-11 a.m. Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Turnpike, Flushing. 800-351-1001.

Alzheimer's caregivers. Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway, Astoria. 626-1500.

Autism support. For parents and family members of people with autism. Spanish-speaking groups also offered. Third Thursday of month, 7-8:30 p.m. Quality Services for the Autism Community, 30-10 38th St., Astoria. 728-8427.

Bereaved Siblings and Children Grieve Too help kids in grades 1-8 who have lost a loved one. First Monday of month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert's Parish Center, lower church, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst. 429-2005.

Bereavement group for seniors who have lost a spouse or child. Wednesdays, Fridays, 1 p.m. SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village. 454-2100.

“Bethany” bereavement group for those who have lost a loved one. Last Thursday of month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert's Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst. 429-2005.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease group. Third Wednesday of month (except July, August), noon-2 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, sixth floor auditorium. 206-8410.

“Connections” for seniors. Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. 268-5011.

Diabetes support group. First Thursday of month (except July, August), 6:30-8 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center private dining area. 206-8410.

Geriatric psychiatry support groups. First, third Wednesday of month, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks. 470-8097.

Grandparents raising grandchildren. First Monday of month, 7-8:30 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 311-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. 297-2301.

“Lost Miracles” bereavement group for those suffering from the loss of a newborn or miscarriage. Third Monday of month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert's Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst. 429-2005.

Lyme disease patients. 263-8490.

Millennium Mom Club mommy and baby social hour. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Starbucks Coffee House, 157-41 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach. 641-5718.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Third Sunday of month. The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 271-6663.

Recent Active Retirees Experience helps cope with changes and challenges brought on by retirement. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM/YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. 268-5011.

Renaissance Group, a nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a loved one. Bellerose Jewish Center. 343-9001.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People. Last Monday of month, 6 p.m. Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights. 264-3017.

Separation and divorce support group. Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Sexual abuse/domestic violence victims. Mondays, 5:20-7 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 263-2013.

Sexual abuse victims. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 263-2013.

Women's group led by psychotherapist Rhoda Findling helps you handle relationships. Appointment required. Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Tours

Fort Totten Historical Center offers daily tours of Fort Totten conducted by historian Jack Fein. 352-0180.

Walking tour of Jamaica highlights Jamaica's agricultural roots and transformation into a modern city. See landmarked buildings and sites within walking distance of King Manor Museum, 90-04 161st St. 206-0545.

Volunteers

Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps seeks members to serve as dispatchers and ambulance crew. Must be available weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 347-1637.

Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Service, 12-15 150th St., Whitestone, needs volunteers to serve as dispatchers for a few hours a week. 767-1000.

Catholic War Veterans seeks new members. Must be practicing Catholic and past or current member of U.S. armed forces. Second, fourth Thursday of month, 8 p.m. 73-53 Metropolitan Ave. 894-1133.

Workshops

“Starting Flowers and Vegetables from Seed” with Fred Gerber. Sunday, 2 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. 886-3800.

Basic Nature Photography. Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. 229-4000.

Employment preparation. Women's Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 657-6200.

Self-esteem for women. Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 352-7225.

Parenting skills. Second Friday of month. Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

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